Text Structure in Nonfiction 4th Grade RI.4.5


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⭐️These 14 Lexile® certified passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing text structures for RI4.5. Students learn to recognize and describe various text structures, focusing on 1) chronology or sequence, 2) compare and contrast, 3) cause and effect, and 4) problem and solution. If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching text structure based skills. Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth grade and fifth grade bands and aligned to Common Core standards.


✏️Lexile Levels – All 12 passages include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade & 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).

✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.

✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.

✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.

✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Tara S. said, “Great resource! High interest passages that even correlate with science and social studies.

★ Sandra E. said, “Clearly aligned to the common core standards. The graphics were helpful to students in order to allow them to build their understanding of the different types of text structure.

★ Melanie N. said, “One of the best resources I have bought to help students with reading comprehension. It forces students to back into the text. Exactly what I was looking for. I liked it some much, I had to buy more products!

What’s Included:

1. Text Structure Anchor Chart & Journal Page (Includes Chronology, Compare & Contrast, Cause & Effect, Problem & Solution)

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • A Day In My Life: India- 770L
  • Anne Frank- 790L
  • The Origin of Hip-Hop Music- 980L
  • Flowering and Nonflowering Plants- 820L
  • Severe Storms- 880L
  • Physical Weathering vs. Chemical Weathering- 940L
  • The Great Depression- 750L
  • Censorship- 920L
  • Severe Storms: Hurricanes- 920L
  • The Problem with Child Labor- 800L
  • A Split Nation- 880L
  • Albert Einstein: Theories and Discoveries- 980L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Albert Einstein- 780L
  • Caimans and Alligators- 840L

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